Public Safety Officer Recruitment

Become a Public Safety Officer

Glencoe-Public-Safety-LogoWhether you’ve been considering a career in the public safety field for years, or if you’re brand new to the idea, you likely already know that the community you serve is integral to your long-term career happiness. Glencoe isn’t just a great place to work - it’s consistently rated one of the best communities to live and raise a family.

Application Period Open

Apply today to become a Public Safety Officer! Applications will be accepted from December 5, 2018 (beginning at 10 a.m.) until February 7, 2019 (at 4 p.m.). A mandatory written exam will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 9 a.m. for applicants who meet all eligibility requirements.

Questions regarding the Public Safety Officer position should be directed to the Village Manager’s Office at (847) 835-4114. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Stanard & Associates at (312) 553-0213 or toll-free (800) 367-6919, or online at www.applytoserve.com. A non-refundable fee of $45 will be charged by Stanard & Associates to purchase the application (a financial hardship fee waiver may be granted upon request). An optional study guide is available for purchase, for an additional fee.

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Department Overview

The Public Safety Department was established in 1954 when the Village combined the Police and Fire departments into one single, cross-trained department. Today, the Public Safety Department has 36 sworn officers (from entry-level Public Safety Officer to the chief) who are cross-trained as certified police officers, firefighters and medical first responders. The department has 42 full-time employees including the command staff, Lieutenants, Public Safety Officers and civilian positions.  


  • Police Division: Uniformed patrol, traffic enforcement, criminal investigations, youth services, parking control, specialized inter-jurisdictional task force participation, public education
  • Fire Division: Fire suppression, fire prevention, fire inspections, hazardous material response, public education
  • EMS Division: Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) emergency medical services, public education

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The Role of a Public Safety Officer


Qualifications, Salary and Benefits


Hiring Process